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  • Paving begins Sept. 23

    The city of Spokane Valley is making a final road construction push before chilly weather sets in and makes paving impossible. Two projects are scheduled to begin on Sept. 23 …


  • Getting There: Spokane airport to offer quicker screenings

    Spokane International Airport is among 60 airports around the country that will offer an expedited passenger screening process for pre-approved travelers. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced last week a …


  • Getting There: FAA grant will fund new airport fire station

    Spokane International Airport last week announced it has received a $7 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility. The grant comes …


  • BNSF workers repair, replace track on main lines

    A rail gang of three dozen workers moved through Spokane last week, repairing and replacing track on BNSF Railway’s main lines as part of a $125 million investment in the …


  • Sullivan Road bridge design nearly complete

    There was a festive mood in the air Tuesday as Spokane Valley City Manager Mike Jackson announced that the city can afford to move forward with the long-awaited replacement of …


  • Getting There: Spokane Airport offering patrons air mile rewards

    Frequent fliers in the Inland Northwest can now bump up their airline mileage accounts by joining Spokane International Airport’s new customer rewards program. Airport officials last week announced that enrolled …


  • City explores creating park at Painted Hills

    Mayor Tom Towey enthusiastically endorsed buying the bankrupt Painted Hills Golf Course during Tuesday’s council meeting – a week after offering lukewarm support for the idea. “This is a piece …


  • Expect delays at Harvard, Mission; roundabout project to begin

    Construction of a new roundabout at Harvard Road and Mission Avenue on the north end of Liberty Lake will start Saturday and is expected to last nine weeks. Traffic will …


  • Getting There: GOP offers alternative to hiking gas tax

    Failure this summer of a proposed 10.5-cent increase in Washington’s gas tax to fund big transportation projects such as the North Spokane Corridor has caused some state lawmakers to seek …


  • Traffic control teams try to remain upbeat while drivers wait

    You see them everywhere you go this time of year: flaggers decked out in hard hats and reflective vests, holding paddle signs that impede your forward progress. “SLOW” is bad …


  • Argonne overhaul begins; traffic restricted for several weeks

    Commuters who have North Argonne Road on their regular route might want to rethink things for the next few weeks. Spokane County started a major reconstruction project on Argonne between …


  • System seeks to improve traffic flow on Division

    Spokane city traffic engineers hope to improve the flow of vehicles on North Division Street with a new computerized signal system that adapts to hourly changes in traffic volume. The …


  • Bidding opens soon for next stage of corridor

    The next step in building the North Spokane Corridor involves up to $20 million worth of work to reconfigure rail lines in Hillyard. The job will take almost two years. …


  • Getting There: Marshall gravel mine worries neighbors

    Rock mining in the Marshall area of southwest Spokane County is putting dozens of heavy loads on Cheney-Spokane Road, and residents of the area said they are concerned about public …


  • Spokane Airport taxiways being rebuilt

    Spokane International Airport taxiways are being rebuilt over the next two years, in part to give arriving planes quicker access to terminals. The work on the $15.7 million project starts …


  • Getting There: Fewer folks hitting road for holiday

    The sluggish economy is being blamed for holding down the expected number of travelers during the July Fourth holiday period, according to AAA. An estimated 40.8 million Americans will journey …


  • Neighbors pick new design for crosswalk

    The Comstock and Manito/Cannon Hill neighborhood councils held a joint meeting Tuesday evening and voted to recommend a crosswalk design for the intersection of Manito Boulevard and 29th Avenue. The …


  • Input sought on street project

    The city will host a community workshop on Tuesday to gather input on the Division Street Gateway Project. The Division Gateway area covers the Division and Browne Street and Division …


  • Statewide crackdown catches drivers on phones

    Spokane drivers continue to ignore cellphone laws despite the risk of a $101 ticket. State troopers and other officers cited 1,448 drivers in Washington May 20 through June 2. That’s …


  • Pines repaving starts Monday

    Road construction starts Monday on Highway 27 – which follows Pines Road north of 16th Avenue. Most of the work will be done at night to avoid clogging daytime traffic …


  • Getting There: LED lights being installed on Interstate 90

    A project to replace freeway lighting in downtown Spokane is going to save the Washington State Department of Transportation a lot of money on energy and maintenance costs, at the …


  • Getting There: Francis Avenue renovation gets into high gear

    Road construction has moved into northwest Spokane in a major way with work on the state Highway 291 route along Francis Avenue west of Division Street and then northward on …


  • Spokane airport might add terminal if growth continues

    A new airport costing $250 million or more might be in the region’s future, a 20-year master plan for Spokane International Airport says. But Airport Director and CEO Larry Krauter …


  • Getting There: Airport bringing new plan to public

    Growth at Spokane International Airport for the next 20 years is going to be guided by a new master plan, which the public can weigh in on this week. Airport …


  • Getting There: Bike Swap brings big bucks for Centennial Trail

    The second-annual Spokane Bike Swap held earlier this month at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center looks like it’s the kind of grass-roots event that’s going to become a …


  • Getting There: Cuts will likely bring air travel delays

    U.S. Sen. Patty Murray last week said summer travel delays are likely at the nation’s airports as a result of congressionally ordered budget cuts at the Federal Aviation Administration. FAA …


  • Sullivan Road upgrades start Monday

    The first of many road projects that will affect drivers in the Sullivan Road corridor is scheduled to start Monday. Motorists can expect a reduced number of lanes, congestion and …


  • Getting There: STA unveils plans to fix crowded corridors

    Spokane Transit Authority last week unveiled a series of concepts to improve public transportation in future years. The cost ranges up to $400 million for construction of modern electric trolleys …


  • Getting There: Businesses pinched by work on Francis

    Merchants in the vicinity of Market Street and Francis Avenue are feeling the double-whammy of two major road projects going on side by side. “It’s been pretty horrible,” said Jeff …


  • Getting There: Farwell, Bruce roads to close for summer projects

    Two well-traveled routes in northeast Spokane County will be closed to traffic this construction season for major work. Farwell Road from the North Spokane Corridor to Market Street is being …


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